OK so I want to make a custom backplate for my Evga 260 55nm. I basically want to use a piece of black aluminum for it, but I want to get some Thermal interface pad to go between the plate and the card so nothing could ever short and to help the heat dissipate better. Not to mention it looks much nicer
Firstly I can't seem to find a pad large enough anywhere and it came to me could I use a product like the silpat? My wife has one that I would cut up in a heartbeat to use if I thought it would work. I feel like it will work as the intended use is to transfer the heat from the baking pan to the cookies or whatnot and be non stick. The site says "Can be used at temperatures varying from -40°C to 250°C (-40°F to 482°F)".
Now because it conducts heat do you guys think it would be good for this or would it spread heat to other parts of the card that wouldn't normally heat up? Hmmmmmm, I may just try it anyway. I'm getting the aluminum tomorrow. and will mark it/cut it a day or two later.
Another idea I had seen was to use a piece of Plexiglas but I feel like the plastic would hold the heat right on top of the card. Ideas??